F1, Lewis Hamilton il pilota più pagato: guadagna $46mln

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton (© Getty Images)

Non è tra i primi in classifica, ma – almeno in questo caso – può dirsi ugualmente più che soddisfatto. Secondo l’ormai celebre “graduatoria” degli atleti più pagati del mondo stilata da Forbes, infatti, Lewis Hamilton figura all’11° posto con uno stipendio pari a – tenetevi forte! – ben 46 milioni di dollari, 56 di ingaggio e 4 di ricavi. Il pilota inglese resta il più ricco del Circus, recuperando quattro posizioni rispetto al 2015, quando era 15esimo in classifica.

Il pilota della Mercedes figura in una posizione di tutto rispetto nell’elenco dei Paperon de’ Paperoni proposto dalla rivista statunitense, che ovviamente tiene conto non solo dello stipendio derivante dal contratto con le squadre degli atleti in questione, ma anche i vari accordi di sponsorizzazione e dei premi a prestazione. Tra i primi 20 figura anche il suo rivale della Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, mentre Fernando Alonso è 24esimo. Il team mate del fuoriclasse britannico Nico Rosberg occupa invece il 98esimo posto. Curiosità: tra i primi 100 non ci sono piloti di MotoGP.

 

Il primato di Lewis Hamilton

I dati riportati da Forbes si riferiscono alla stagione 2015 e certificano che il campione del mondo in carica della F1 ha guadagnato 46 milioni di dollari negli ultimi 12 mesi e occupa l’11esimo posto nella classifica assoluta degli sportivi.

Al primo posto troviamo il calciatore Cristiano Ronaldo, che con 88 milioni di dollari (oltre 77,4 milioni di euro) succede al pugile Floyd Maywheather, che era stato il più pagato un anno fa con una cifra monstre di 300 milioni di dollari, ma ora ha appeso i guantoni al chiodo. Sul podio con lui ci sono l’acerrimo rivale Lionel Messi (81,4 mln) e il cestita dell’NBA LeBron James (77 mln).

Tra i primi venti figurano come accennato anche per il ferrarista Sebastian Vettel, che arriva a quota 41 milioni di dollari. Qualche posizione più indietro, al 24esimo posto, si colloca Fernando Alonso, fermo a “soli” 36,5 milioni di dollari. Sempre restando ai protagonisti del Circus, in 91esima piazza c’è anche l’attuale leader della classifica iridata Nico Rosberg, 98esimo con 21 milioni di euro.

Del mondo delle quattro ruote però compaiono anche due nomi di peso della NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr e Jimmie Johnson, rispettivamente 71esimo ed 82esimo. Nessuno dei protagonisti della MotoGP, invece, compreso il gettonatissimo Valentino Rossi, rientra tra le prime 100 posizioni.

 

La classifica di Forbes

Rank Name Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements Sport
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo $88 M $56 M $32 M Soccer
#2 Lionel Messi $81.4 M $53.4 M $28 M Soccer
#3 LeBron James $77.2 M $23.2 M $54 M Basketball
#4 Roger Federer $67.8 M $7.8 M $60 M Tennis
#5 Kevin Durant $56.2 M $20.2 M $36 M Basketball
#6 Novak Djokovic $55.8 M $21.8 M $34 M Tennis
#7 Cam Newton $53.1 M $41.1 M $12 M Football
#8 Phil Mickelson $52.9 M $2.9 M $50 M Golf
#9 Jordan Spieth $52.8 M $20.8 M $32 M Golf
#10 Kobe Bryant $50 M $25 M $25 M Basketball

#11 Lewis Hamilton $46 M $42 M $4 M Racing
#12 Tiger Woods $45.3 M $274 K $45 M Golf
#13 Eli Manning $45 M $37 M $8 M Football
#14 Joe Flacco $44.5 M $44 M $500 K Football
#15 Tom Brady $44.1 M $36.1 M $8 M Football
#16 Floyd Mayweather $44 M $32 M $12 M Boxing
#17 Rory McIlroy $42.6 M $7.6 M $35 M Golf
#18 Russell Wilson $41.8 M $31.8 M $10 M Football
#19 Sebastian Vettel $41 M $40 M $1 M Racing
#20 Philip Rivers $38 M $37.5 M $450 K Football

#21 Rafael Nadal $37.5 M $5.5 M $32 M Tennis
#21 Neymar $37.5 M $14.5 M $23 M Soccer
#23 Zlatan Ibrahimovic $37.4 M $30.4 M $7 M Soccer
#24 Fernando Alonso $36.5 M $35 M $1.5 M Racing
#25 Gareth Bale $35.9 M $24.9 M $11 M Soccer
#26 Marcell Dareus $35.2 M $35.1 M $100 K Football
#27 Peyton Manning $34.2 M $19.2 M $15 M Football
#28 Derrick Rose $34.1 M $20.1 M $14 M Basketball
#29 Kei Nishikori $33.5 M $3.5 M $30 M Tennis
#30 A.J. Green $33.3 M $32.8 M $500 K Football

#31 James Harden $32.8 M $15.8 M $17 M Basketball
#32 Usain Bolt $32.5 M $2.5 M $30 M Track
#33 Clayton Kershaw $32 M $31.2 M $800 K Baseball
#33 Dwyane Wade $32 M $20 M $12 M Basketball
#35 Drew Brees $31 M $19 M $12 M Football
#36 Carmelo Anthony $30.9 M $22.9 M $8 M Basketball
#37 Chris Paul $30 M $21.5 M $8.5 M Basketball
#38 Cliff Lee $29.3 M $29.2 M $100 K Baseball
#39 Olivier Vernon $29 M $28.8 M $200 K Football
#40 Serena Williams $28.9 M $8.9 M $20 M Tennis

#41 Justin Verlander $28.6 M $28 M $600 K Baseball
#42 Kyrie Irving $27.6 M $16.6 M $11 M Basketball
#43 Julio Jones $27.2 M $26 M $1.2 M Football
#44 Luke Kuechly $27.1 M $26.1 M $1 M Football
#45 Robinson Cano $27 M $24 M $3 M Baseball
#46 Dwight Howard $26.9 M $22.4 M $4.5 M Basketball
#47 Miguel Cabrera $26.6 M $24.1 M $2.5 M Baseball
#48 Albert Pujols $26.3 M $24.3 M $2 M Baseball
#49 Blake Griffin $26.1 M $18.1 M $8 M Basketball
#49 Wayne Rooney $26.1 M $20.1 M $6 M Soccer

#51 Cameron Jordan $25.9 M $25.8 M $100 K Football
#52 Russell Westbrook $25.7 M $16.7 M $9 M Basketball
#53 Ryan Howard $25.6 M $25 M $600 K Baseball
#53 Trent Williams $25.6 M $25.5 M $75 K Football
#55 Chris Bosh $25.2 M $22.2 M $3 M Basketball
#56 Felix Hernandez $24.9 M $24.4 M $500 K Baseball
#57 Zack Greinke $24.7 M $24.7 M $50 K Baseball
#58 Prince Fielder $24.6 M $24.1 M $500 K Baseball
#59 CC Sabathia $24.4 M $23.7 M $700 K Baseball
#60 Sergio Agüero $24.3 M $16.8 M $7.5 M Soccer

#60 Sam Bradford $24.3 M $24 M $300 K Football
#62 Paul George $24.1 M $17.1 M $7 M Basketball
#63 Manny Pacquiao $24 M $21.5 M $2.5 M Boxing
#64 Kevin Love $23.9 M $19.9 M $4 M Basketball
#65 Yoenis Cespedes $23.8 M $23.2 M $600 K Baseball
#65 Joe Mauer $23.8 M $23 M $800 K Baseball
#65 David Price $23.8 M $23.3 M $500 K Baseball
#65 Luis Suarez $23.8 M $17.8 M $6 M Soccer
#69 Stephen Curry $23.6 M $11.6 M $12 M Basketball
#69 Jason Day $23.6 M $15.1 M $8.5 M Golf

#71 Dez Bryant $23.5 M $23 M $500 K Football
#71 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $23.5 M $15 M $8.5 M Racing
#73 Demaryius Thomas $23.4 M $22.2 M $1.2 M Football
#74 Andy Murray $23 M $8 M $15 M Tennis
#74 Masahiro Tanaka $23 M $22 M $1 M Baseball
#74 Mark Teixeira $23 M $22.5 M $500 K Baseball
#77 Joe Johnson $22.9 M $21.9 M $1 M Basketball
#78 Cole Hamels $22.7 M $22.5 M $200 K Baseball
#79 Anthony Castonzo $22.5 M $22.5 M $35 K Football
#79 Troy Tulowitzki $22.5 M $22.2 M $300 K Baseball

#81 Bastian Schweinsteiger $22.4 M $19.4 M $3 M Soccer
#82 Jimmie Johnson $22.2 M $16.2 M $6 M Racing
#83 Angel Di Maria $22.1 M $20.6 M $1.5 M Soccer
#83 James Rodriguez $22.1 M $15.1 M $7 M Soccer
#85 Eden Hazard $22 M $17 M $5 M Soccer
#85 Conor McGregor $22 M $18 M $4 M MMA
#85 David Ortiz $22 M $16 M $6 M Baseball
#88 Maria Sharapova $21.9 M $1.9 M $20 M Tennis
#89 Jacoby Ellsbury $21.8 M $21.2 M $600 K Baseball
#89 Justin Houston $21.8 M $21.7 M $100 K Football

#91 Matt Kemp $21.7 M $21.2 M $500 K Baseball
#92 Canelo Alvarez $21.5 M $20 M $1.5 M Boxing
#93 Adrian Gonzalez $21.4 M $21 M $400 K Baseball
#94 LaMarcus Aldridge $21.2 M $19.7 M $1.5 M Basketball
#94 Cameron Heyward $21.2 M $21 M $150 K Football
#94 Jayson Werth $21.2 M $21 M $200 K Baseball
#97 Alex Rodriguez $21.1 M $20.7 M $400 K Baseball
#98 Nico Rosberg $21 M $20 M $1 M Racing
#99 Carl Crawford $20.9 M $20.6 M $300 K Baseball
#100 Buster Posey $20.8 M $17.8 M $3 M Baseball